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High-End Computing Program

Delivering high-end computing systems and services to NASA's aeronautics, exploration, science, and space technology missions.


If you are a NASA-sponsored scientist or engineer, computing time is available to you at the High-End Computing (HEC) Program's NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility and NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

06.27.24 - Fiscal Year 2025 Computing Time Requests Due Jul. 20, 2024
Investigators who would like to use resources at either NASA High-End Computing's NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility or NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) should submit their requests in the Request Management System (RMS) on or before Jul. 20, 2024. Fiscal Year 2025 (FY2024) allocations will become available at the start of the Fiscal Year on Oct. 1, 2024.


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07.01.24 - NASA’s Upgraded Hyperwall Offers Improved Data Visualization
In May, the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility, located at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, celebrated the newest generation of its hyperwall system, a wall of LCD screens that display supercomputer-scale visualizations of the very large datasets produced by NASA supercomputers and instruments.
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06.25.24 - Evaluating Proposed Next-Generation Satellite Instruments: Nikki Privé
Continuing our occasional series, this NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) User Spotlight shines on Dr. Nikki Privé. The quasi-native Marylander currently works as a senior research scientist in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Cyclone Nargis spirals over the Bay of Bengal between India to the west and Myanmar to the east
06.13.24 - GEOS Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Forecast System Predicts Events in Asia, Africa, and Tropics
The GEOS S2S system predicted events as diverse as the Mongolia Dzud, a Sudan Heat Wave, and the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) in the tropics. GEOS S2S runs at the NCCS.
MERRA-2 aerosol optical depth for July 21, 2012, with a massive dust storm moving off the northwest coast of Africa
05.22.24 - NASA and IBM Research Apply AI to Weather and Climate
A collaboration involving NASA and IBM Research has led to the development of a new artificial intelligence (AI) foundation model for weather and climate: Prithvi-weather-climate (Prithvi is the Sanskrit name for Earth). Participants include NASA High-End Computing’s NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility.
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05.22.24 - Solution to Ancient Astronomy Puzzle to Aid Solar Storm Warnings
In calculations leveraging NASA's Pleiades supercomputer, an international research team lead by the University of Edinburgh discovered that the dynamo process generating the Sun's magnetic field originates from a relatively close 20,000 miles below the surface.
Visualization shwooing the impact of hypothetical asteroid PDC 2023
05.07.24 - Defending the Planet: How NASA Supercomputers Capture Hypothetical Asteroid Impacts
Supporting the NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office, scientists in the NAS Division's Computational Aerosciences Branch have kept their eyes close to Earth recently—focusing on what might occur if our planet should someday get hit by an asteroid, and what we might be able to do to mitigate the damage.


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